Vista boot error: BOOTMGR is missing

By , May 10, 2008 12:36 pm

When you try to boot your Vista PC up and ended with the error which says “BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. blah blah”. and so, being an obidient person, you proceed to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del, only to find that you are back to the same screen. So common sense tells you that when something is missing, unlikely that it will come back from no where. The next thing you do is to pop in the Vista DVD and proceed formatting your PC, totally skipping the diagnostic tools that Microsoft had given you to make your life somewhat easier.

Microsoft had actually included a tool in the Vista DVD to fix BOOTMGR file problem, and its quite a handy tool to save your trouble of reformatting your PC.

  1. Boot up your PC using the Vista DVD.
  2. At the language selection screen, click Next.
  3. On the next screen, click on Repair your computer.
  4. In the System Recovery Option screen, select the Windows installation and click Next.
  5. In the Choose a recovery tool screen, select Startup Repair.
  6. The recovery tool will the proceed to find the problem and fix it. When the recovery process is completed, remove Vista DVD and reboot your computer.
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